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Cadwallader’s long run

Photo: Martin Cadwallder seated at table being interviewed

In 1990, when first appointed as an associate dean in the Graduate School, geographer Martin Cadwallader had no idea what was over the horizon. Twenty-four years later, after rising through the leadership ranks and serving for 13 years as dean of the Graduate School and vice chancellor for research, Cadwallader prepares to step down from one of the university’s most critical posts to return to the faculty. “There’s the excitement of going back to teaching,” says Cadwallader, “but I will miss working with my colleagues in the Graduate School. They have been a great team and I’m leaving with the satisfaction of knowing that research and graduate education are in excellent shape.”

Top Stories

Historic first meeting for Classified Staff Congress

Photo: Meeting of Classified Staff Congress in Bascom Hall

History was made Monday as representatives of the first-ever Classified Staff Congress met for the first time. An election was recently held to choose representatives for classified staff. Of the 106 open seats, 87 will be represented in congress. The remaining open seats will continue to be evaluated as Congress meets.

New nursing building to be dedicated Saturday

Photo: Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Signe Skott Cooper Hall isn’t just a new building with new technology. It’s a place where students will use those tools to make teamwork and collaboration easier. The 166,348-square-foot building, located at 701 Highland Ave., opens to students this fall with a dedication Saturday, Aug. 23.

Inventors get help advancing innovations to market

Photo: shod foot in adapted eliptical device

An exercise machine that helps stroke victims walk. A technology for assessing the progress of prostate cancer. A cheaper, more beautiful LED light bulb. These projects and more than a dozen others are beneficiaries of the first round of awards by the Discovery to Product, or D2P, program.

Third Thursdays on The Pyle Center Rooftop Terrace

This Thursday, August 21 from 4-7 p.m., join us for complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and live music on The Pyle Center’s lakeside rooftop terrace.

Around Campus

UW Hospital and Clinics chief retires in restructuring

Photo: Donna Katen-Bahensky

Donna Katen-Bahensky, president and CEO of UW Hospital and Clinics, has announced her retirement as a result of a restructuring of the hospital and UW Medical Foundation. Katen-Bahensky says though it will be difficult to leave, the restructuring is an important step in the best interest of the UW health system.

Art glass workshop gets glowing reviews

Photo: student and teacher in front of neon lights

When asked to share her thoughts about a recent art course hosted on the UW-Madison campus, a big smile came to the face of Lala Rivera. “There is only one word to say about this,” says Rivera, who will be entering sixth grade this fall. “Awesome!”

Aged kitty Pluto marks transplant milestone

Photo: Cat with badger toy

With a kidney transplant, an otherwise healthy cat can be blessed with many more years of life. But reaching the age of 22 — the kitty equivalent of 100 human years — as a renal transplant patient is a miraculous milestone for any feline.

Outside UW

System alerts swimmers to dangerous currents

Photo: People with banner on beach

A professor of civil and environmental engineering is leading a team of  Ph.D. students in developing a real-time warning system for dangerous rip currents on Great Lakes beaches. Pilot systems are being implemented at beaches in Port Washington and Milwaukee, and in Duluth, Minnesota.

Buzz

DoIT debuts new way to create and share videos, photos

Graphic: Kaltura logo

The Kaltura implementation team has launched its rich media service to the UW-Madison campus. Kaltura MediaSpace allows users to record, upload, publish, search and share media. MediaSpace functions similarly to YouTube but offers more features.

Milestones

Cameron receives outreach award

Photo: Ken Cameron

Ken Cameron, director of the Wisconsin State Herbarium and professor of botany, received the Peter Raven Award Aug. 5 from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists. He was recognized for his public outreach on behalf of plant research and conservation.

In the Media

Why isn’t there a Shazam for bird songs?

Photo: Goldfinch singing

Technology Tell interviews Mark Berres, assistant professor of avian biology, about the app he's been developing to identify bird songs. "I hope that it will become a learning tool that will foster an enhanced connection between individuals and their environment," Berres says.

Events

WID offers Software Carpentry Bootcamp

Illustration: abstract image of software connections

A two-day, hands-on bootcamp sponsored by the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery will help scientists and engineers become more productive by teaching them the basic lab skills for computing, like program design, version control, data management and task automation.

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